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Atlanta 1864:
Last Chance for the Confederacy (Great Campaigns of the Civil War)

by Richard M. McMurry

ISBN 0803232128 / 9780803232129 / 0-8032-3212-8
Publisher University of Nebraska Press
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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"Atlanta 1864" brings to life this crucial campaign of the Civil War, as federal armies under William T. Sherman contended with Joseph E. Johnston and his successor, John Bell Hood, and moved steadily through Georgia to occupy the rail and commercial center of Atlanta. Sherman's efforts were undertaken as his former commander, Ulysses S. Grant, set out on a similar mission to destroy Robert E. Lee or drive him back to Richmond. These struggles were the millstones that Grant intended to use to grind the Confederacy's strength into dust. By fall, Sherman's success in Georgia had assured the re-election of Abraham Lincoln and determined that the federal government would never acquiesce in the independence of the Confederacy. Richard M. McMurry examines the Atlanta campaign as a political and military unity in the context of the greater struggle of the war itself. Richard M. McMurry is an independent scholar and the author of "John Bell Hood" and the "War for Southern Independence (Nebraska 1992)" and "Two Great Rebel Armies: An Essay in Confederate Military History". [via]